Join us for the 13th Annual Integrative Nursing Conference in honor of Nurses Week!
Friday, May 5, 2023
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
UMASS Boston | Campus Center Ballroom 3rd Floor
100 William T. Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125
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Boston Medical Center Integrative Nursing Council
The Anna Ross Committee of the Massachusetts Memorial Hospital Nurses’ Alumnae, Inc., Boston Medical Center Nursing Division, and UMASS Boston Department of Nursing
*** Due to popular demand, in-person seating is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis. However, we are pleased to offer a virtual option so everyone can enjoy the conference.
- BMC Employees: FREE
- Public (in-person): $200.00
- Public (virtual): $100.00
- Student: $50
4/24 Registration is now closed.
The application to award 6.75 contact hours has been submitted to Boston Medical Center. Boston Medical Center is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Association, Massachusetts, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This program is supported by the Anna Ross Committee of the Massachusetts Memorial Hospital Nurses’ Alumnae, Inc.
Agenda and Speakers
|7:30 am – 8:00 am||Registration / Breakfast / Vendor Tables
|8:00 am – 8:05 am||Welcome
Janice Sullivan, BSN, RN & Timothy Murphy, BSN, RN
|8:00 am – 8:15 am||Opening Remarks
Nancy W. Gaden, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Boston Medical Center
|8:15 am – 9:30 am||KEYNOTE: Regaining Joy and Balance to Move Forward
Donna Cardillo, MA, RN, CSP, FAAN, The Inspiration Nurse
|9:30 am – 10:15 am||Yoga for Inner Calm and Strength in an Outer Chaotic World
Rosanne Russell, Owner of Move2Joy Yoga
|10:15 am – 10:30 am||Break / Vendors
|10:30 am – 11:30 am||Cultivating Connection with Deep Listening
Paula Koppel, MS, RNC, GNP-BC, ANH-BC, Founder of Age Well Be Well
|11:30 am – 12:30 pm||Lunch / Vendors
|12:30 pm - 1:15 pm||The Integrative Nursing Fellowship: Our Collective Experiences & Growth
|1:15 pm - 2:00 pm||Nia® Joy of Movement: Uplift Your Mood, Reduce Stress and Increase Vitality
Rosanne Russell, Owner of Move2Joy Yoga
|2:00 pm - 3:00 pm||Peace is in the Release
Carmen Blyden, Wellness Coach & Owner of HEAL
|3:00 pm – 3:15 pm||Break / Vendors
|3:15 pm – 4:15 pm||Re-Defining the Spiritual Toolbox
Grace Walsh, Reiki Shamanism Master & Teacher
|4:15 pm – 4:30 pm||Wrap-up & Evaluation
- MBTA - JFK/UMass Station or Bus Service Route 8
- On-campus and nearby parking are available. Click here for visitor parking rates and information.
- Shuttle buses run regularly between JFK/UMASS station and several points on campus.
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Covid Vaccination Requirement
UMass Boston is a fully vaccinated campus. BMC Nursing and UMass Boston will check staff vaccination status in advance. In addition, UMASS Boston has a mask optional policy in all spaces except University Health Services. Check the policies page for more details.
Donna Cardillo, MA, RN, CSP, FAAN is known as The Inspiration Nurse. She is a powerhouse of energy, wisdom, and humor who has been referred to as a positive force of nature that lights a path for others to follow. She is the original “Dear Donna” columnist at Nurse.com. Her accomplished career combines over 25 years of clinical, managerial, and business experience, not to mention her stint as a professional singer. Donna is the author of four books including the award-winning Falling Together: How to Find Balance, Joy, and Meaningful Change When Your Life Seems to be Falling Apart. She is a certified meditation teacher, labyrinth facilitator, Reiki Master, and Certified Forest Therapy Guide. Donna is a lifelong Jersey Girl with attitude and chutzpah to spare!
Paula Koppel, MS, RNC, GNP-BC, ANH-BC, NBC-HWC
Grace "Medicine Bear" Walsh is an Independent Reiki Shamanism Master Teacher who weaves the ancient healing modality of Shamanism with Usui Reiki and offers sessions in healing, Reiki, shamanism, drum circulating, and drum making. She completed her four-year Reiki study with Pay Iyer, receiving her Reiki Master Teacher Training Degree in 2006. In 2009, she began a seven-year journey of apprenticeship with Cherokee Medicine Man Jim PathFinder Ewing where she experienced this path of knowledge firsthand in the way of everyday sacred ceremony. "Bear Medicine" adds to her Virgo nature of going within and seeking the deeper meaning as Grace believes there are no coincidences, only synchronicities. Dedicated shamanic wisdom teacher and spiritual blogger since 2009, Grace has self-published two spirit-minded books and is currently working on her third.